Planning a getaway trip to a faraway city where there are no frost bites? Who doesn't crave for an intense dose of sunshine along with a gush of cool breeze during this season?
This winter, pack your bags and take a trip to the very modern, glamorous and cosmopolitan yet typically Indian city, Mumbai. The best time to visit the star studded city is during the months of October to March. The land of the stars awaits you with open arms and welcomes you wholeheartedly. Mumbai is not all about sights; it in fact is about experiences.
Take a break from the chilly winters and experience an array of fun things you would want to do in winter.
A city that never sleeps
Forget about sleeping under your blanket while you are in Mumbai. Despite being the commercial capital of the country, Mumbai has some of the best bars and clubs in the country. The concrete jungle has enough nightlife options to satisfy the most-picky ones. Some of the A list clubs that you might want to try out this season are Tryst, Aer, Trilogy, Blue Frog, Hype, Prive Ra and many more. They might burn a hole in your pocket but it is worth the price to pay, after all you might as well be shaking a leg with Bollywood celebs.
For all you fashionistas out there, Mumbai is the place to be. The everyday fashion carnival is a shopping episode like no other in India. Right from jewelry to books, you name it and Colaba Causeway market has it. If you love the word bargaining, linking road is the place specially made for you. A heaven of accessories, this place has everything at economical rates. If you wish to see an immediate drop in the price, try walking away and see how you score the best products at the cheapest rates.
On your visit to Mumbai, one thing you should definitely not miss is the bountiful beaches. When you are finally tired of the hustle and bustle of the city life, spend some time watching the glorious sunsets. If you are looking for a place to unwind, there is nothing better than a long walk at the much loved Juhu Beach. Also, this is one of the best places to savor the mouthwatering Bhelpuri, Panipuri, Ragda-pattice, Pav Bhaji and many other food items in the list of Mumbai street food.
Ferry Ride to Elephanta Caves
Your Mumbai trip is incomplete, till you have not taken a boat trip to Elephanta caves at the gateway of India. Make sure that you reach early since the last ferry back from Elephanta cavs is at 4 p.m. The UNESCO heritage site is one of the best examples of buddhist rock cut architecture. Getting tickets is not that difficult, you will hear vendors crying their lungs out “elephantaaaaa”. Make sure you are smart enough to grab a seat with the best view!
The best part about Mumbai is that wherever you go, you might end up spotting one of your favorite celebs. And why would you not expect star gazing while you are in Mumbai, after all it is “Bollywood's Home”. One of the best places to get a glance at some of the B town glitterati is to visit the Bandstand promenade; you might just end up seeing Sallu Miyan taking a stroll by the walkway along the sea.
Aati Kya Khandala
Feeling warm already? Well, if you need to feel the chill run down your spine, why not take a short trip to one of the popular hill stations near Mumbai. Right from Khandala to Mahabaleshwar, each travel destination has something incredibly scenic to satiate your ascetic soul. Adventure freaks can enjoy hiking and trekking while enjoying the stunning natural scenario. If you are planning a trip to Mahabaleshwar, do not miss picking fresh strawberries from the strawberry garden.
In Mumbai the festive meter runs high throughout the year. However, it rushes between the months of November and March, as the city welcomes cultural enthusiasts with open arms. The action starts with the Sunburn Festival (22nd and 23rd Nov), moving on to the Mumbai Women's International Film Festival (6th Dec), followed by IIT Bombay's cultural fest Mood Indigo (26th – 28th Dec).
While you are in Mumbai do not miss trying Bachelors which offers uncommon flavors of ice cream with a unique blend of various tastes and temperatures. This epic journey to the electrifying metropolis will help you get the taste of both modern and traditional aspects of the city. The land of dreamers, millionaires and artists will make you a part of its charm. Who knows, after completing your visit to the concrete jungle, you might want to make a few changes to the list of your favorite destinations.
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